You can argue for or against the selfie craze, but the fact is, we re not done with it yet. Whether you are catching up with friends after long time or attending a family function, clicking a selfie is now a social requirement. Of course, it is one way of capturing memories to cherish forever, and for that you do need a smartphone with a good selfie camera. Also Read - Deal of the day September 10: Vivo X60 discounted by up to Rs 3,000, but for a limited periodAlso Read - Vivo Y33s with 50MP triple rear camera, 5,000mAh battery launched: Price in India, specs
The new Vivo V5 is a selfie-centric smartphone that comes with a 20-megapixel front-facing camera along with a moonlight glow LED flash. At the back, the Vivo V5 is also equipped with a 13-megapixel camera along with LED flash. Today, we will take a quick look at the selfie camera performance.
Vivo V5 Camera App
The Vivo V5 camera app has a simple interface. At the top you have the flash control and a switch to toggle between the front and rear camera. At the top-right, you ll find the three-dots button that lets you switch between camera modes such as HDR, panorama, night mode, slow motion and fast motion video recording, and professional mode where you can adjust the focus, shutter speed, ISO and auto-white balance. Vivo has also included options to capture photos using voice shutter, or by pointing your palm towards the camera. You also get an option to change the video resolution, aspect ratio of photos, set a self-timer, and more.
At the bottom left corner you have a quick shortcut to access the gallery, the shutter release button at the centre and option to change live filters on the right. Under filters, you also have option to add watermark on photos, such as day and location, emotions, text and more. By default, the camera is set to capture photos, but if you want to capture videos, swipe from right to left, and for beauty mode, swipe from left to right. ALSO READ: Vivo V5 hands-on and first impressions
Vivo V5 Selfie Camera Performance
There s a lot riding on the Vivo V5, especially when it comes to taking selfies. It s a 20-megapixel Sony IMX376 sensor with aperture of f/2.0, and it usually doesn t disappoint. I clicked multiple photos in different lighting scenarios to test the camera. In broad daylight and indoors with good lighting conditions, the front-facing camera on the Vivo V5 captures good photos with enough details. The skin tones and colors are also accurate.
[Click to see camera samples shot on the Vivo V5 20-megapixel selfie camera]
However, the quality deteriorates under artificial lighting conditions, and grain is easily visible. For capturing selfies in low-light, you also have a front-facing LED lamp, which Vivo refers to as moonlight glow. Rather than firing like a flash, it just glows like a torchlight. It does help to light up the faces, but sadly, it doesn t light up the entire scene. Still, the quality of photos clicked using the selfie camera with moonlight glow flash look decent, but some amount of noise is visible at the same time.
Overall, the 20-megapixel selfie camera on the Vivo V5 is pretty good. It s something that the selfie-loving crowd will appreciate the most. It s perfect for you if you enjoy taking a lot of selfies and sharing them on social media. Stay tuned for our full review of the Vivo V5.